A Message from the President

Dear Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff and Friends:

This past year on campus, we’ve celebrated often. There have been building dedications, Landmark Championships and many academic achievements, not to mention a much-needed alumni Reunion. What a joy it was to watch our Center for Service and Social Justice volunteers gather and package meals inside the newly dedicated Arrupe House and to cheer as our newest graduates processed across the stage in May. These are moments I cherish and that I will carry with me throughout my presidency and beyond.

We also celebrated the launch of the campus-wide plan for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, which supports our Strategic Plan. While there is much work to be done, the plan — and Catholic Social Teaching — will help to guide us toward a more inclusive community, a more just society. You can read about the good work being done related to the plan in this issue of the magazine, along with other stories that connect us, near and far.

I could not be prouder to be a part of this University. Your incredible stories help me to understand further what makes this place so special. And your support helps to sustain Scranton’s goals and future endeavors. I hope to celebrate them with you in person soon. In the meantime, please keep the University in your prayers and be assured of mine in return.

Yours Faithfully,
Rev. Joseph G. Marina, S.J.

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